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Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Heather Bassett has over 20 years’ experience in healthcare and has served as Chief Medical Officer for XSOLIS since January 2013. She leads XSOLIS’ team of physicians and partnered with its data science team to pioneer the Care Level Score (CLS), which combines clinical expertise and data science – artificial intelligence and machine learning – for a numerical representation indicating the appropriate care status for each patient.
Heather was an internist in utilization review for around 10 years and experienced frustration with technology and excessive data entry that pulled her away from delivering care to patients. Her long-standing interest in technology as a dual computer science and biology major reinvigorated her interest in analytics’ capabilities to improve these areas for clinicians, which has proved to be a unique background for a Chief Medical Officer. She also oversees XSOLIS’ denials management team, data science team, and its physician advisor program, which won Best in KLAS Physician Advisory Services in 2021.
Heather earned her B.S. in biological sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa., and her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, where she worked as a research associate in the field of DNA repair. She undertook her residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and worked as a hospitalist at Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., for eight years. She is board-certified in internal medicine and has been featured in Becker’s Hospital Review, Managed Healthcare Executive, and was named Chief Medical Officer of the Year in 2021 by the Nashville Business Journal.
Heather lives in Nashville with her husband and four-legged fur babies. She actively supports local charitable organizations including dog rescues and Gigi’s Playhouse, and enjoys traveling, hiking, outdoor adventures and cooking in her spare time.